Category Archives: Research

Sports Salaries Part 2, Positions & Players

Author’s Note: This article was originally published with a major data error, skewing salaries in favor of NBA positions. It has been corrected, and should now accurately reflect position comparisons across these leagues. In December 2017, when checking this site’s stats, I saw I was getting hits from a podcast website (District Trivia). After listening to the episode, reading this article

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Sports Salaries Part 1, Teams & Leagues

A co-worker and I were talking about salaries in the various U.S. sports leagues not too long ago. The conversation started by discussing which sports had the highest paid players, probably triggered by some recent signing or related news. Then, we started speculating about which sports or athletes would pay the most adjusted for number of games, since it varies

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Cryptocurrency Revisited (3-4 Weeks Later)

About three weeks ago, I wrote about my first experience purchasing cryptocurrency, covering the basics about coins, exchanges, and wallets. In short, I purchased 21 different cryptocurrencies of varying base price and circulation, primarily to learn the ins-and-outs. My ulterior motive was to view a few of them as lottery tickets; essentially, buying extremely cheap coins in hope that one

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Mass Shooting Research Part 3; State Comparisons, GVA Data

I mentioned in a previous article on this topic that I also wanted to explore the state-by-state numbers, but needed to finish processing data from Census.gov. Well, that is now done, so I’m going to explore what I found. I think this will be my last post on mass shooting data analysis, unless something new surfaces. Previous articles: Part 1,

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Cryptocurrency Exploration

Prior to this week, I honestly didn’t know too much about cryptocurrency. I knew the basics, mostly hearing or reading about Bitcoin. I knew there were other types, but had no clue how many. I’ve even got a “if only I would have” story about it; I considered buying some for fun around 2010-2011, but didn’t care enough about it

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Airline & Airplane Seat Comparisons

Updated research on this topic can be found here: Airline Fleet Totals, Leg Room Analysis Revisited. This more recent article integrates fleet totals for a more complete view of seat pitch distribution across airlines. Research on the topic of airline and airplane seat size comparisons was triggered by an article I read recently. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where the article

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Mass Shooting Research Part 2 & Rampage Events

In the previous post, I explored Mother Jones’ data on mass shooting events in the U.S. What they collected was impressive in depth, but only seems to cover a small subset of violence that falls under the “mass shooting” definition (four or more shot and/or killed in a single event [incident], at the same general time and location, not including

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